Music Ally End-of-Year Report :: 30 Trends of 2020
It’s time for our end-of-year trends report. And no, it’s not just a giant, printable poster of a Covid-19 virus. Nobody wants that on their wall. We couldn’t ignore the novel coronavirus and its effects...
January 4, 2021
TikTok says 176 songs are in its 2020 billion-views club
Christmas is coming, and TikTok looks increasingly likely to make it through the festive season without being sold or shut down in the US. And yes, we know that writing that sentence all but guarantees one of those two things...
December 17, 2020
60k+ artists hit 100k listeners Spotify milestone in 2020
Spotify’s latest end-of-year review blog post (we’re starting to lose count) is focused on artists, and it includes some new stats. “More than 60,000 artists hit the exciting milestone of reaching 100,000+...
December 11, 2020
Games videos watched for 100bn+ hours on YouTube in 2020
We know how popular music is on YouTube, including the service’s recent announcement that it has more than two billion monthly music users. But gaming is also hugely popular on YouTube, and the company has just revealed...
December 9, 2020
Bella Poarch ‘M to the B’ was TikTok’s top video of 2020
If you’d asked us to guess the most viral video on TikTok this year, we’d probably have said the skateboarding Fleetwood Mac guy. But no, @420Doggface208’s cranberry-swigging clip is playing second fiddle...
December 3, 2020
Dua Lipa online concert attracted at least 5m viewers
Dua Lipa’s ‘Studio 2054’ online concert was excellent on Friday, but was it successful? Early figures from the organisers suggest that it was, with more than 5m estimated views. That’s a number that...
December 1, 2020
Bad Bunny is Spotify’s top 2020 artist with 8.3bn streams
It’s that time of the year again, when your social feeds start filling up with Spotify’s annual ‘Wrapped’ campaign. It kicked off today with some stats on the biggest music and podcasts of the year on...
December 1, 2020
BTS regain YouTube 24-hour record with 101.1m ‘Dynamite’ views
YouTube’s 24-hour debut record has fallen again, with BTS unseating their K-Pop compatriots Blackpink. The former group’s new single ‘Dynamite‘ did 100.1m views in its first 24 hours on YouTube, overtaking...
August 24, 2020
BTS set a new world record for livestreamed music audience
We’ve already reported on BTS’s successful ‘Bang Bang Con’ livestreamed concert in June. Now it’s been awarded an official Guinness World Record for attracting the ‘most viewers for...
July 23, 2020
K-Pop stars Blackpink break YouTube 24-hour views record
This one is going to get the K-Pop stans roused up. In April 2019, BTS broke the record for one-day video views on YouTube, with the 78m views of their ‘Boy With Luv’ video trumping the previous record-holder, ‘Kill...
June 29, 2020
Billie Eilish has 30m YouTube subscribers; added 16m in last year
It’s been a period of near-constant records and milestones for Billie Eilish: her latest achievement is passing 30 million subscribers to her YouTube channel. She’s one of fewer than 15 artists to reach that...
May 28, 2020